Gambling News

  • 17 March 2009

    Kentucky shows their true colors

    Finally, after all this time, the truth comes out in regards to the driving force behind Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s plight this past September in trying to seize 141 gambling-related domains. Judge Thomas Wingate presided over this case, and ruled in favor of Beshear; which was recently overturned in January. Beshear and the “Justice and Public Safety Cabinet” of Kentucy is currently appealing this decision, which hasn’t yet been heard in the Kentucy Supreme Court.

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  • 16 March 2009

    Playtech Signs Casino Gran Madrid Deal

    Playtech shares on the London Stock Exchange (AIM:PTEC.L) are up 6% today, mostly in response of their licensing agreement with the brick-and-mortar Casino Gran Madrid to provide both Poker and Casino software.

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  • 14 March 2009

    PartyGaming closer to deal with the United States

    It seems that we’re hearing good news in regards to online casinos that had removed themselves from the USA market after the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act). This time, it’s PartyGaming that’s in the news, and it’s looking more and more hopeful that they’ll re-enter the USA market in the near future.

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  • 11 March 2009

    Casino Club Casinos - Blacklisted for not paying players and trying to strong-arm affiliates

    It’s a sad day when we have to blacklist online casinos, but we will do everything in our power to protect players from unscrupulous online casinos, poker rooms and affiliate programs.This problem is two-fold. First off, Casino Club has refused to play a legitimate player that was lucky enough to win a very large amount.

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  • 05 March 2009

    France to license online casinos starting in 2010

    Let me first start out by saying that it’s a sad day when France realizes what’s going on, and works to resolve the situation instead of banning online gambling, such as Steven Beshear was/is trying to do. Steven Beshear needs to take a few lessons from Eric Woerth, France’s budget minister, which was quoted as saying “Rather than banning 25,000 Web sites, we’d rather give licenses to those who will respect public and social order.

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  • 03 March 2009

    Playtech acquires Marvel licensing rights

    Pretty soon, players will be able to play their favorite Marvel games at Playtech-powered online casinos. Currently, these can only be played at Cryptologic casinos, as they also have a license until the year 2010.These very fun and popular online Marvel slots include Blade, Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, The Hulk, The Hulk Ultimate Revenge, The Punisher, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Spider-Man Revelations, Thor, Wolverine and X-Men.

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  • 02 March 2009

    Everest Gaming receives European Gaming License through Malta

    Everest Gaming, home of Everest Casino and Everest Poker, is happy to announce that they have earned a European Gaming License, issued by Malta. Everest Casino has been around since 1997, and offers multilingual games, and Everest Poker has offered their multilingual poker room since 2004. Malta’s certification process is very strict and thorough, so players can rest assured that they are getting a safe, fair, and random gaming experience with Everest Casino, as well as their Poker room.

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  • 27 February 2009

    PricewaterhouseCoopers study: USA could reap billions by taxing online gambling revenues

    PricewaterhouseCoopers recently released the results of a study they conducted for UC Group, which is an online payment service company, concluded that the USA could stand to earn nearly $52 Billion over the course of 10 years. How? It’s simple – by regulating and taxing online casinos. Easy enough, right? Not really, but we’re getting there. Barney Frank is due to submit a bill as early as March to start the process of repealing the UIGEA, which was passed in 2006.

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  • 23 February 2009

    PartyCasino's Gold Mega Jackpot Approaches Record Level

    Oh, how I wish USA residents could still play at PartyCasino. I definitely miss their poker room as well as their casino. PartyCasino‘s MegaJackpot, which is tied into jackpot slots such as Super Star, Super Joker, Super Fortune Wheel, Super Mystic and The Godfather, is just over $1.25 Million. The record for this MegaJackpot at PartyCasino stands at $1,571,97, which was paid out to one lucky winner on March 8, 2006.

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  • 20 February 2009

    Barney Frank expected to introduce a bill in the House next month to repeal the UIGEA

    I just have 5 words to say about this: “We love you, Barney Frank!” Actually, I have more to say.  As we all know, the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) was “introduced” in 2006 by being attached to the Port Security bill, which _had_ to be signed. There was no getting around that. The UIGEA would have never passed on its own, and was actually shot down in the House previously. Hopefully, Frank’s Bill will pass, and the UIGEA will be repealed.

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